Saturday, 22 January 2011

Gen 2, Chapter 11 - Wouldn't change a thing.

I sure was busy. Having a toddler and two babies in the house was exhausting, if not overwhelming at times.
There was cleaning, feeding, changing nappies to do, as well as my everyday chores like the laundry.
But you know what? I wouldn't change a single thing. It was so rewarding to see my children, my flesh and blood, grow up slowly but surely.
Soon enough it was time for all their birthdays - time really did fly by so fast!
Seb and I didn't arrange a big party this time round (kids + party = carnage!), so we just had a little family celebration.

Cameron was up first. It was an adorable sight watching him try to blow out the candles on his cake, but I had to help him out, otherwise we would have been there all day!
He really was a handsome young man. He still looked a hell a lot like me when I was a child - which isn't a bad thing of course! haha
Then it was the twins turn.
Florence was first, being the first-born and all. Seb took her up to the cake and blew out the candles..
And to my surprise she had neither my hair colour or Seb's. She had a platinum blonde. At first I was confused, but then I realised what colour Mum's hair was... I bet that she was going to look like her when she was older! She did have my eyes though!
And then finally it was Isabella. Seb also took her up to the cake.
She had my hair colour and my eye colour, however I could see a lot of Seb in her, unlike Cameron who didn't look like his father at all!

My little family was gorgeous though -- I wouldn't change a thing about any of them!
The next day it was Cameron's first day at school. I, like any other mother, was very emotional. I'm usually very strong, but when I saw how quickly my baby was growing I couldn't hold it in.
Cameron just said "Mum, why are you crying? I'll be fine." and gave me a quick hug before boarding the school bus.
And I knew deep down that he would be fine, but a mother has to worry!
He came home from school that first day, bounding like a little puppy with a smile on his face.
And he was quick to start his homework, although he needed a little help from me.

As the days went on, you could see how much Cameron adored Flo and Issy, even though they were his half-sisters. He played peek-a-boo with them, and read books with them without a single complaint. Just as sweet as his father was.
Speaking of Flo and Issy, their personalities were really starting to shine through.
Florence was definately the more outgoing twin, and was such a daddy's girl.
 Isabella was much more shy, very shy in fact. She liked to cling to me, and if someone would try to talk to her she would just hide her face into my hair, or suck her thumb. I hoped it was just a phase.
But the one person that Issy was most comfortable with was with her sister (I shouldn't be surprised - they are twins after all!). They loved to play dollhouse with each other, and they were truly inseperable.

One day, a couple of months after the kids' birthdays, Seb came up to me as I was doing some research for work. He grabbed my hand and helped me up from the couch.
"I need you to come somewhere with me." He said, as he started walking out the door, taking me with him.

"Now?!" I asked.


"We can't just leave - what about the children?"

"Don't worry, I've called your mum and she's coming to look after them."

"But- where are we going?" I enquired.
Seb stopped walking and turned to face me. "Babe you'll see."

I opened my mouth to protest but he stopped me, a softness creeping into his voice. "Just trust me Gracie, please."

I couldn't argue with that - I would trust Sebastian with my life.
He got me into a taxi and covered my eyes. After a good ten minutes the cab stopped and Seb helped me out, ensuring I still had my eyes closed. Then he helped me up what seemed like some steps.
"On the count of three you can open your eyes. Three.. two.. one.. open!"

I opened my eyes and saw where I was standing - under a stunning gazebo, surrounded by flowers and beautiful trees.

Its amazingness made me realise that it actually took my breath away. "Wow Seb, this place is gorgeous." I exclaimed while craning me head to look around. "But why exactly are we here?"

"Well I have a question to ask you. And I wanted to ask you in a place that you would never forget, in a moment you would never forget." He said, before getting down on one knee.
"Miss Gracie Hope, will you do me the absolute honour of being my wife?"

He brought out a blue velvet box, which contained a stunning gold ring.

I didn't have to think twice.

"Yes." I whispered. "Yes, yes, YES!" My voice escalating into a shout.

He placed the ring on my finger, and with utter delight wrapped me up in a hug that I never wanted to be let go of.
Amid all of the joy and esctatsy I felt, I couldn't help thinking "Let's hope it is second time lucky..."

Sorry this chapter was very picture heavy, and I'm sorry it took so long to get out!


Jojo777 said...

Aww, so sweet! What a lovely chapter! And all three of the kids are sooo cute :)

VickyLouise3 said...

Aww, great chapter!
The kids are gorgeous! Cant wait to see them all grown up!
Congrats on the proposal! I hope it is 2nd time lucky!

starling68 said...

Thank you for your nice comments! :D

I'm pretty happy about how the kids grew up, and I can't wait to unveil the next chapter to you!

Anonymous said...

OMG hopefully gracie can be happy this time around glad shes gonna be happy with Seb im seeing there might be another twist coming along...

starling68 said...

Thank you :D
There may or may not be a twist coming.. you'll just have to wait and see ;)

Anonymous said...

do you have an idea of when the next post is out love to know its been a while since the last post,


Saz said...


The twins are adorable

starling68 said...

@Saz - Thank you!

@angel99950 - I understand that you are eager to read the next update, but please don't rush me. I have a real life to deal with as well!
The next post will be up whenever I make it. :)

Anonymous said...

i understand, its just ive been sic so really all i can do is sit here

starling68 said...

It's okay, I hope you get better soon :)

Thea said...

Don't be sorry about the pictures or the time it takes. We all have things that take us away from our updates and it was very cute <3

Anonymous said...

I like the amount of pictures, definitely nothing wrong with it. I'm so excited for the wedding!

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Quan-Kun said...

The twins are simply adorable! :D